Isaiah G. Cooper
Fall is coming!
The new school year... will be here before you know it! We will begin distributing school supplies soon for the new school year. Supplies are packaged and distributed (as available) throughout the month of September. We thank everyone who donated supplies for our client’s children this year.
We have/and still need, Back Packs, Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, Markers, Loose Leaf Paper, Crayons, Rulers, Notebooks, Binders, and Calculators. It's not too late! Donations can still be dropped off at the pantry during our hours of operation (Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 AM) or call and we will have a volunteer available to receive them).
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Food Donations – Hunger does not take a vacation and the KMFP continues to serve all of those in need that come through our doors. Unfortunately, food donations during the summer months are always low but we are so grateful to have so many ongoing and new donors that support us in so many ways. Please continue to remember us when you go shopping and if possible pick up a few canned or boxed items.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as the Food Stamp Program is of great assistance to many people who are struggling financially and need assistance in purchasing food. Foodbank personnel are available at different locations on a monthly basis throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties to assist persons who would like to apply. Foodbank personnel will be available in Keyport at the Community Church –
Fellowship Hall (adjacent to the Food Pantry in the same building).
For further information contact the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties – (732) 918-2600 ext. 234. If you know of someone that needs assistance in applying please provide this information to them. Spanish speaking personnel available.
See also: USDA Food and Nutrition web site.
As always, to ALL our supporters - Thank You for your ongoing friendship, belief in our organization and all your donations. We cannot do it without YOU.
Isaiah G. Cooper
Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.